SBU Math Contests

2018 SBU Math Contest — EVent Details

The SBU Department of Mathematics hosts an annual math contest for elementary and middle school students. While this is an independent event, the tests used are written by MathLeague and Missouri students can qualify for the next level of MCTM competition based on their performance at the SBU Math Contest. 

Local schools are encouraged to use the SBU Math Contest as a warm-up for the regional MATHCOUNTS® (a Middle School Contest) contests in February and then use the contest results to help make decisions on which students should participate in later contests. The regional MATHCOUNTS® contest has limits on the number of students per grade level that can attend, but there are no such limits for the SBU Math Contest.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Grades: 4th-8th grades (this is an elementary and middle school contest held on the same day)
Registration: Reservations have already been made for the allotted 500 slots for the 2018 SBU Math Contest. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list in case of openings, please email Dr. Kevin Hopkins at
Other Details: Students and schools must be registered before the contest. Students arriving at the contest without the school already registered will not be able to participate. Schools who have submitted advance reservations will receive registration details via email in late September. 

Event Schedule

8:45-9:15 a.m. — Registration (Goodson Student Union)
9:30-9:45 a.m. — Elementary Number Sense Test
9:30-10:10 a.m. — Middle School-Sprint Round
9:50-10:30 a.m. — Elementary-Target Round
10:20-11 a.m. — Middle School-Target Round
10:45-11:25 a.m. — Elementary-Sprint Round
11:15-11:35 a.m. — Middle School Team Test 
11:35 a.m.-12 p.m. — Elementary Team Test
(Teams for the Middle School and Elementary Team tests are comprised of four or fewer students; multiple teams allowed per school; teams should be comprised of students from a single school, not district)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Lunch (Mellers Cafeteria)
1:15-1:45 p.m. — Middle School Countdown Round (Mabee Chapel)
(Top scorers in middle school competition will participate)
1:45-2:30 p.m. — Awards Ceremony (Mabee Chapel)

Other Contests and events

The SBU Department of Mathematics hosts, or assists with hosting, a variety of other contests and events. Anticipated events for the 2018-2019 year are listed below. For more information, please contact Dr. Kevin Hopkins at

MathLeague Qualifying Event (High School)
October 6, 2018

MCTM Southwest Regional Elementary Contest (4th-6th Grades)
April 6, 2019
This contest is by invitation only. Missouri students must qualify at an earlier MathLeague event and be in the southwest region in order to participate in this contest. State-level competition will be May 4, 2019 in Columbia for students who qualify.

Math Contest Camp 2019
Dates TBD
Dr. Hopkins, chair of the SBU department of mathematics, hosts a residential summer camp for students interested in mathematics and math contest events. Each camp is capped at 24 students.